Well...moving away from the Shapeoko 2...

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Well...moving away from the Shapeoko 2...

Post by bharbour » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:37 pm

I'm building my own MDF machine with NEMA23's and SBR16 supported linear rail. I just couldn't see how I could fix the lack of rigidity in the SO2 design. I upgraded my SO2 to 1mX1m but that was a mistake. I should have spent the money on the new design. It's such a sexy machine though and a shame I have to abandon it.

I'm going to keep the GRBL based Arduino Uno controller for my new build though. I like that setup...simple and USB connected. I will have my SO2 up for sale soon at a greatly discounted price.
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Re: Well...moving away from the Shapeoko 2...

Post by WillAdams » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:43 pm

Yeah, the SO2 at its original / stock size is great machine (and downright cute). Upgrading along the Y-axis isn't too bad (that's what I did w/ my SO1), w/ the ability to add side supports, but going beyond 500mm (w/ the rails doubled up and joined together) is likely the limit of Makerslide for an unsupported span for any but the lightest usage.
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Re: Well...moving away from the Shapeoko 2...

Post by bharbour » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:23 pm

Yes...and I'd have my doubts about the X-Carve too.
WillAdams wrote:Yeah, the SO2 at its original / stock size is great machine (and downright cute). Upgrading along the Y-axis isn't too bad (that's what I did w/ my SO1), w/ the ability to add side supports, but going beyond 500mm (w/ the rails doubled up and joined together) is likely the limit of Makerslide for an unsupported span for any but the lightest usage.
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Re: Well...moving away from the Shapeoko 2...

Post by WillAdams » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:44 pm

Yeah, it's been kind of sad watching the folks on the Inventables forums work through the need to fasten the double Makerslide for the X-axis together. Still really surprised that they didn't work up a way to do that, and that they chose to offer the 1M x 1M machine, rather than capping the size at only upgrading the Y-axis.
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Re: Well...moving away from the Shapeoko 2...

Post by Gadgetman! » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:46 am

But... Not fastening the makerslides together?
That's a necessity even on 500mm X-axis.

I expect that if you replaced the motor plates and addes another makerslide higher up, then extended the carriage to take advantage of it, it should stiffen up considerably.
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Re: Well...moving away from the Shapeoko 2...

Post by Auarhau » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:56 am

I have been thinking of this too. But using furniture grade birch ply. It would be interesting to see your design, and hear how it's working out for you.
Good luck
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Re: Well...moving away from the Shapeoko 2...

Post by xfredericox » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:36 am

I'm still happy with my 1000x1000 SO2 with no rogidity mods whatsoever

but then I don't usually require high precision in my projects

But I must admin when I see professional machines cut through material like butter on high speeds, i am jealous.
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Re: Well...moving away from the Shapeoko 2...

Post by bharbour » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:08 pm

Just wanted to show a few pics of the new build...

...an overview of the machine...
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...torsion box construction...
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...mockup of Z axis...
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...comparison of new gantry beam with SO2 extrusions...
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Re: Well...moving away from the Shapeoko 2...

Post by DRobs86 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:25 am

Keep us posted! I like to build custom machines so it is fun for me to see others walk through the (often very long) process.

Any more pics of the xy interconnection. I am on my phone, but I couldnt twll much about it specifically.

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Re: Well...moving away from the Shapeoko 2...

Post by bharbour » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:12 pm

No...I'll likely build a iron frame, then mount the long Y axis rails. I'll then design the motor mounts for that.
DRobs86 wrote:Keep us posted! I like to build custom machines so it is fun for me to see others walk through the (often very long) process.

Any more pics of the xy interconnection. I am on my phone, but I couldnt twll much about it specifically.
No longer have a Shapeoko, but use a machine of my own design...
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http://deltaguitarworks.tumblr.com

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